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Chris started his flight training in 2002 in Medford, Oregon. He came to Hillsboro Aviation in 2003 to continue his training and obtain advanced ratings. In 2005, Chris was hired as an airplane certified flight instructor (CFI). He steadily began to work his way up in the company. In 2006, Chris became the Assistant Chief Instructor and in 2007 became the China program manager. Then in 2008, he accepted the position of airplane Chief Instructor. In this role, Chris supervised all airplane CFIs and was responsible for all airplane flight training operations. He is a graduate of PCC's aviation science program and is our resident expert on this degree program with PCC. In addition, he is also a qualified Part 135 King Air charter captain. In 2013, Chris was promoted to school director and is now responsible for the oversight of all flight school business. 

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Daniel’s first aviation memory as a young boy was seeing a large plane fly over head during a soccer game. Although the game was still being played, he stopped and watched the plane for several moments until it disappeared from sight. From that time on, Daniel has always been fascinated with aviation. Daniel is working on his bachelor's degree in aviation administration from Utah Valley University and is a private helicopter pilot. He joined Hillsboro Aviation in 2012 and brings many years of customer service experience. As the global admissions manager, Daniel is responsible for assisting all prospective and incoming students prepare for their training.

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Stefanie was bitten by the aviation bug at an early age when her dad took her flying around north Texas in his Cessna 140 taildragger. After exploring some other options in college like music and biology, Stefanie settled on aviation and earned her degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as an airplane Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating. She spent a couple years working at Portland International Airport as a ramp lead stacking bags and towing airliners before finding her place at Hillsboro Aviation as the flight coordinator in February 2012. Stefanie accepted the school administration manager position in February 2014 to allow her to more effectively support the students and learn more about flight school administration.

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Mark was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington where his interest in aviation was sparked by watching DOT helicopters fight fires in the Cascade Mountains. In 2002, he joined the Army as an aviation mechanic. After discharge, Mark worked as an airframe and powerplant mechanic overhauling military aircraft. In 2010, having decided to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot, Mark enrolled in the PCC partnership with Hillsboro Aviation and completed his associate's of science degree as well as his helicopter ratings through his CFII. Mark was hired as a flight instructor at the Troutdale campus in the fall of 2012 and shortly thereafter became a flight instructor mentor. In March of 2014, Mark accepted the position of Troutdale campus general manager.

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Kevan is from Monterey, CA. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ and has a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical science with a minor in aviation safety. Kevan started working for Hillsboro Aviation in 2007 and became the airplane assistant chief instructor in 2008. He is an airplane CFI, CFII and MEI. In 2013, Kevan accepted the position of Prineville campus general manager and will be responsible for all operations at our newest campus.

 

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Neal was born and raised in South Bend, IN. He attended LeTourneau University where he started flying in 2004 and quickly fell in love with aviation. Neal graduated from LeTourneau in 2007 with a bachelor's of science in aeronautical science which includes commercial multi and single engine certificates with Instrument ratings and A&P certificates. In 2007, he completed his CFI Rating and started instructing in Ohio and joined the Hillsboro Aviation team in May of 2008. While working as a CFI and a mechanic, Neal obtained his CFII and MEI in 2009. In the fall of 2010, he accepted the China program ground instructor position and enjoyed teaching the students and mentoring instructors. As of April 2013, Neal was promoted to airplane chief instructor.

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Dan was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana where his passion for flying began. He graduated from the University of North Dakota (UND) in 2008 with a degree in aviation management where he also received his airplane ratings through his Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating. Dan spent his college summers working as a jump pilot, scenic pilot and a VFR 135 charter pilot. He also worked as a flight instructor for UND before moving to Portland in 2008 to work for Hillsboro Aviation. In 2009, he went through Hillsboro Aviation's helicopter flight training program and accomplished his dream of being a dual-rated pilot. Dan now has his airplane CFI, CFII and MEI along with his helicopter CFI and CFII. In December of 2012, Dan accepted the position of helicopter chief instructor.

 

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David started his flight training in 2000, and he completed all of his airplane ratings at Hillsboro Aviation. David obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration management from Portland State University in 2003. He joined Hillsboro Aviation's team of qualified airplane instructors as a CFI in 2008. David has instructed pilots in the International and domestic training programs and currently flies all seven models of training airplanes at Hillsboro Aviation, including the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90. He accepted the position of airplane assistant chief instructor in 2013.

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Yusuke started his flight training at Hillsboro Aviation in 2006 and obtained his Commercial Pilot Certificate and CFI Rating in 2009. He then began working as a flight instructor for Hillsboro Aviation and has trained pilots in both our international and domestic programs. In January 2013, Yusuke was promoted to airplane assistant chief instructor to assist in managing the airplane flight school. He also works closely with the Asia program manager helping our Asian students through all stages of their flight training.  

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Blake began flight training at Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA in 2005 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in aviation and his Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) certificates. Blake joined Hillsboro Aviation in 2011 and worked extensively with our China program in Troutdale as a ground instructor. In 2013, Blake accepted the position of airplane assistant chief instructor and continues to play a vital role in our Troutdale campus operations.

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Corey grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon with a love of flying and an interest in aviation. While in high school, Corey began pursuing his other interests, including firefighting and logging. He went on to get an associate of applied science degree in fire science and has several years experience as a wildland firefighter and a logger/timber faller. Throughout those years working other jobs Corey never lost his dream of flying. Often there would be helicopters buzzing around the woods where he was working, and he would be captivated. Finally, Corey could no longer resist the urge to fly so he moved to Portland and began his flight training at Hillsboro Aviation. After completing his training, Corey was hired as a CFI and then accepted the position of helicopter assistant chief instructor in August 2014.

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Satoru Kamoshita (SK) is the Asia program manager and a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

As the Asia program manager, SK works with our Korean, Taiwanese, Brazilian and Japanese students and has trained over 500 pilots who fly for major airlines all over the world. He started as a flight instructor at Hillsboro Aviation in 1997 and took his current position in 2006. SK graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a master’s in aeronautical management. He is an airline transport pilot with a type rating in YS-11 and Dash 8 Q400. Before joining Hillsboro Aviation, SK was a YS-11 captain for Philippine Airlines. He also ferried aircraft from Japan to locations such as Africa, Singapore and North America and trained local pilots.  He has over 12,750 flight hours.

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Derrick was born in Illinois near St. Louis. His introduction to the aviation industry came in the Air Force working on aircraft arresting systems. During his time in the Air Force, he received a degree in mechanical and electrical technology. In February 2012, Derrick finished his enlistment on the island of Guam and then headed for Oregon to begin his flight training using his GI Bill benefits at Hillsboro Aviation. In April 2012, he had his first training flight and by summer 2013 had received his aviation science degree from Portland Community College. Derrick previously worked as a helicopter CFI and the helicopter assistant chief instructor before accepting the China program manager position in 2014. Derrick desires to be a dual-rated pilot who owns his own aircraft.

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Kris earned his bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He studied aviation safety, aeronautics and air traffic control. Kris joined Hillsboro Aviation in 2014 and was promoted to the lead dispatcher position. In this role, Kris is responsible for overseeing the dispatch of all flight operations which is a crucial position for the safety of our operations. Kris believes in an open-door policy and works closely with our dispatch staff and customers.

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Mei was born in Taiwan and lived in New Zealand for over 10 years. In 2007, she started working for Hillsboro Aviation as the school administrative assistant. Mei primarily deals with our international student program which includes students from China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Brazil. She is also a test proctor for our testing center and does new student enrollment for the flight school.

Mei speaks Mandarin and is currently learning Japanese. She enjoys assisting all of our international students and meeting new people.

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Chris Berg

Name: Chris Berg
Position: School Director
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Phone: (503) 648-2831

About Chris Berg

Chris started his flight training in 2002 in Medford, Oregon. He came to Hillsboro Aviation in 2003 to continue his training and obtain advanced ratings. In 2005, Chris was hired as an airplane certified flight instructor (CFI). He steadily began to work his way up in the company. In 2006, Chris became the Assistant Chief Instructor and in 2007 became the China program manager. Then in 2008, he accepted the position of airplane Chief Instructor. In this role, Chris supervised all airplane CFIs and was responsible for all airplane flight training operations. He is a graduate of PCC's aviation science program and is our resident expert on this degree program with PCC. In addition, he is also a qualified Part 135 King Air charter captain. In 2013, Chris was promoted to school director and is now responsible for the oversight of all flight school business.